What is a mouthguard?
Mouthguards are essential for most popular sports because the high-impact nature can leave you at risk of oral trauma. Fortunately, your dentist will be able to provide you with a fully-customised mouthguard. This can benefit patients by providing them with a mouthguard that suits the colour of their teeth and fits comfortably in the mouth. Custom-fit mouthguards for patients with a brace may also be recommended. These specialist mouthguards are often fashioned from soft plastic or laminate, and they can be moulded into a perfectly fitted piece for any mouth.
When might they help?
Oral trauma is a real risk in sports like football and rugby, and participants are often advised to wear some kind of protection to prevent serious, irreversible damage. For this reason, mouthguards are primarily used in the sports industry and are used by both professional and amateur athletes. The risks can range from small chips to tooth loss. Be wary of this and always make sure you have suitable protective wear when playing any kind of high-impact sport.
Mouthguards are so important for these kinds of sports that they can do more than just protect your teeth. Personalised mouthguards, given that they have been fitted professional by a trained dentist, have the protentional to protect your jaw, neck, and even your brain from damage
Maintenance and replacement
Maintenance and regularly replacing your mouthguard is a particularly important aspect of keeping your teeth safe. For example, when a teenager is growing they will need regularly change their mouthguard with their dentist, otherwise the mouthguard will not offer the same level of comfort or protection. They will also begin to show sign of wear and tear over time, but this depends on how much you use the mouth guard. You will also need to clean your mouthguard after every use to avoid a build-up of bacteria.
Perfecting each design
Available in an array of colours and designs, the value of creating a personal protective teeth guard is not limited to preserving your dental health. From your own team’s colours to your initials, personalised guards are now available from Synergy Dental.
Who can benefit?
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at this practice.
What can I use it for?
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
How much can I borrow?
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
How do I repay the loan?
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
How much will I pay?
You pay the cost of your treatment – no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!
What are the repayment terms?
Your dentist will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.
How do I apply?
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment – and a cost – with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider Simpler as that!
Who is the credit provider?
We’re working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
How often can I use the facility?
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
The benefits: at a glance
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
You get the treatment you want – treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit.
To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.
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